Sunwheel – The Yellow Candle of Hope

From https://deanic.com/2016/12/04/the-yellow-candle-of-hope/

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

(Please note the retention and reordering of prayers and the addition of a nursery rhyme by Sophia Ruth)

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http://www.sebnini.com/product-category/christmas/pillar-candles/

(Instructions for the remainder of the week may be found at the end of this post.)

Today, on our Sunwheel, we light the Yellow Candle of Hope in honor of the Holy Daughter, Kore. (Kor-a, which means Maiden.) The Mystery which it represents is the Winter Mystery of the Nativity. Unlike the Christ of Christianity, the Holy Daughter did not incarnate as an human being here on Earth, rather, in the manner of the Divine Sophia, She emanated from the Celestial Mother and took on the rarefied Form of Soul. This is the Mystery which we celebrate on Daughter’s Day/Yule.

The Yellow Candle of Hope also represents Winter, North, Air, Midnight, the North Star and Madria Sofia.

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Mother’s Night/Daughter’s Day is an old Norse Tradition for whom the day is celebrated in honor of the young Goddess, Sunna; Sol being her mother. (1)

Mother’s Night was also celebrated by the Anglo-Saxons in honor of the Matronae/Matres, the pan-European Triple Mothers. (2) The idea of Mother’s Night has been retained as a tradition, in many parts of European Christianity, but the night has been transferred from Yule Eve to Christmas Eve, as it is now celebrated in honor of the Virgin Mary.

The candle is lit before dinner or early evening, followed by a brief scripture reading and prayers on Sunnadi.

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First, light the Green Candle of Wisdom and pray, O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.

Then, light the Yellow Candle of Hope and pray: O, Dea, Star of Hope, be with us.

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Free download:

https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)

July 2012
The Filianic Scriptures, New Celestial Union
Version (Second Edition, Third Update)

The scripture readings for this Sunnadi and the lighting of the Yellow Candle of Wisdom are:

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Title 1, Chapter 4, The Holy Mythos
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Chapters 4-7 known as  The Daughter born to accepting the fate )
Also known as Chapter 1, The Mythos of the Divine Maid

1. When the first night had come upon the world, the Mistress of All Things stood alone once more, as She had in the beginning. 2. For a terrible abyss had opened to lie between the world and She, and Her creatures could not look upon Her brightness.
 
3. And She stood in contemplation upon the waters of the first darkness; like a great dove upon the waters She brooded. 4. She became absorbed within Her and communed with Her own self; and Her light ceased to shine forth from Her, and yet Her light grew greater. 5. Then She fell to Her knees, and the surface of the waters became turbulent and the great waves curled over Her, and their white foam could not be seen in all that darkness.
 
6. When the waters became calm again, the Mistress of All Things rose to Her feet: 7. for She had conceived a daughter that was not separate from Her, but one with Her, and the child of Her light.

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Title 1, Chapter 5, The Holy Mythos
(
Chapters 4-7 known as  The Daughter born to accepting the fate )
Also known as Chapter 2, The Mythos of the Divine Maid

1. And She walked across the seas and deep into the forests of the earth until She came upon the deep cave that was at the centre. 2. And She entered the cave, and a star rose above the sacred grove that lay about the cave, brighter and more resplendent than all the stars of the heavens, 3. and the star was seen all over the earth; and the children of the earth were filled with wonder, and they came to the place where the star stood in the sky.

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The reading may be followed by a prayer in your own words:

(A devotee may say a brief prayer, in their own words, for the candle lighting during the remainder of the week.)

Sophia Ruth used a favourite English nursery  rhyme from her childhood. Now I understand the traveler means the soul incarnated. Diamond in the Madrian Geniae correspondences are Sun and Theia therefore as a diamond star, it symbolically suggests to me our Holy Mother and Her Holy Daughter being one, as in the Scripture above.

https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/madrian-geniae-correspondences/

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When She nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveler in the dark.
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
How I wonder what you are.

I prefer this New Zealand singer’s short video, where she looks like a priestess and the tune is traditional: Hayley Westenra – Twinkle Twinkle [Official Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mli-1N5MWGc
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a popular English lullaby. The lyrics are from an early 19th-century English poem by Jane Taylor, “The Star”. The poem, which is in couplet form, was first published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her sister Ann. It is sung to the tune of the French melody Ah! vous dirai-je, maman, which was published in 1761 and later arranged by several composers including Mozart with Twelve Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman”.[1] The English lyrics have five stanzas, although only the first is widely known. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 7666. This song is usually performed in the key of C Major.
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or by simply praying the following:

Trace the Sign of the Fora:

https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/tracing-the-fora/

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

The Silver Star of the Waters:

Silver Star of the Waters, Who has fashioned all the Cosmos into Being. Beyond all knowing is the splendor of Your Light. Enfold my spirit in Your Might Mantle and may the Pure Stream of Your Grace flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Amen. (so be it)

(Please note the retention of The Silver Star of the Waters prayer by Sophia Ruth from the Green Candle of Wisdom Sun Wheel Ritual)

Hail, Kore:

Hail, Kore, Fountain of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy beloved Mother. Holy Dea, Daughter God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages. Amen. (so be it)

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Blessing

(Irish Blessing).

May the blessings of light be upon you,
Light without and light within.
The blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.
And in all your comings and goings,
May you ever have a kindly greeting
From them you meet on the road.

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Psalm 13: Star of Hope

Divine Daughter, Star of Hope, Blessed Soteria! You, Who are the Princess of the World; You, Who are the Priestess of the World and You, Who are the Daughter of Wisdom, all splendor and blessings be upon You! You, Who are the First Light of Dawn; You, Who are the Midnight Star of Wonder; You Who are the Holy Soul, we rejoice and exult in You! More precious than fragrance most rare! More brilliant than jewels most dazzling! More sublime than music most sweet! Beyond all expressions of words, of song, of art, are You! All praises of love and joy and worship are rightly Yours, O, Kyria!

The Eternity Prayer:

Eternal is the Light of the Mother.

Eternal is the Love of the Daughter.

Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother.

Glorious is the Eternity of Dea.

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O, Dea, Star of Hope, be with us. 

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The Traditional Janite ending:

Let us bless the Queen of Heaven.

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power.

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

and then

Trace the Sign of the Fora:

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

(Extinguish candle after the meal.)

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Each night for the following week, as we light the Sun Wheel for the evening meal:

First, light the Green Candle of Wisdom and pray:

O, Dea, Apple of Faith, be with us.

Then, light the Yellow Candle of Hope and pray:

O, Dea, Star of Hope, be with us.

(Extinguish the candles after the meal.)

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May Our Lady Bless you.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides.

  1. http://freya.theladyofthelabyrinth.com/?page_id=397
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C5%8Ddraniht

Note:

Please note that the Lucienne Tradition uses the Ostara Cycle in the lighting of the Sun Wheel while the Janite Tradition uses the Divine Life Cycle, but the basic meaning is the same.

Sunwheel – The Green Candle of Wisdom

From https://deanic.com/2016/11/26/the-green-candle-of-wisdom/

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

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The first candle to be lit is the Green candle of Wisdom. This candle represents the First Mystery of the Celestial Mother, Mari; She Who is the Creatrix and Matrix of all Being. She is Supernal Wisdom. (Mari is pronounced: Mar as in Mars, i as in ee. The emphasis is on the first syllable.)

The Green candle of Wisdom is also representative of Fall, West, Earth, Twilight, the Apple of Wisdom and Madria Thema.

The candle is lit before dinner or early evening, followed by a the brief scripture reading and prayers on Sunnadi. We will continue to light the Green candle each evening of the week, although the same scripture reading and prayers are not necessary. A devotee may say a brief prayer, in their own words, for the candle lighting during the remainder of the week. The candle is extinguished after the evening meal.

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Free download:

https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)

July 2012
The Filianic Scriptures, New Celestial Union
Version (Second Edition, Third Update)

The scripture readings for this Sunnadi and the lighting of the Green Candle of Wisdom are:

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Title 3, Chapter 5, The Sermon of the Apple Seed

1. From the branch of a tree Kore plucked an apple, and She split the apple in two halves, so that the five-pointed star formed by its seeds might be seen. 2. Then She removed the seed representing the topmost point, and held it in the palm of Her hand. And She spoke, saying:

3. “Like to this apple seed is all the teaching I have given and shall give to you. 4. Like to the full apple is all the knowledge relative to your sphere of being, 5. Like to all the other apples of the tree is the knowledge relative to all the numberless spheres.

6. But behind these spheres lies a deeper reality; changeless, beyond the impermanent flux of time. 7. For even as the apple turns from bud to bloom, from blossom to the fruit, ripens, matures, decays and is reborn; 8. so also shall the spheres and galaxies, the subtle realms, the sure and solid earth; so shall all these in their season pass away, and in their season be reborn again. 9. Thus has it been ten thousand times before, and countless times again, thus shall it be.

From https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/scripture-title-3-chapter-5-the-sermon-of-the-apple-seed/

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The reading may be followed by a prayer in your own words:

Sophia Ruth used a sacred feminine trinity prayer for Autumn:

(I made these three up, adapted from ArchMadria Pamela)

O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom,

we thank You, we bless You and we adore You.
For through Your everlasting life,
we are protected by the Veiled Stillness at the Centre of All.
The Heavenly Mother and the Divine Soul Daughter
find Their Completion in You.
O, Great Mother, Dark beyond the light and Light beyond the darkness.
O, Great Mother, You are the Wise Apple of our source, Life.
O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.

O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom,

we thank You, we bless You and we adore You.
For through Your resplendent light,
we are warmed by the certainty of Your Unconditional Love.
Divine Soul Daughter was sent by You, so all creation would be saved.
O, Heavenly Mother, illuminating Holy Light, splendid Essence of Purity.
O, Heavenly Mother, You are the Wise Apple of our life lived in Spirit.
O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.

O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom,

we thank You, we bless You and we adore You.
For through Your perfect mediation of Spirit and Soul to form,
we are elevated by the Holy Love of Your Pure Divinity in all the worlds.
O, Divine Soul Daughter whose Gentle Light guides and sustains all.
O, Divine Soul Daughter, You are High Priestess and Divine Gate to Spirit.
O, Divine Soul Daughter, You are the Wise Apple of our soul seeking Spirit.
O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.

From my Sacred Autumn Rosary https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/finger-handbag-trouser-pocket-rosary-for-autumn-holy-trinity-apples-of-wisdom-divine-life-light-love/

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or by simply praying the following:

Trace the Sign of the Fora:

https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/tracing-the-fora/

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

The Silver Star of the Waters:

Silver Star of the Waters, Who has fashioned all the Cosmos into Being.Beyond all knowing is the splendor of Your Light. Enfold my spirit in Your Might Mantle and may the Pure Stream of Your Grace flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Amen. (so be it)

The Full Hail, Mari: (or Hail, Dea)

Hail, Mari, fount of grace, glory be to Thee.  Blessed art Thou, O, High Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy beloved Daughter. Holy Dea, Mother God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages, Amen. (so be it)

Blessing

(Adapted from The Johnny Appleseed Blessing. He is a local hero of my area).

Oh,Our Lady is good to me,
And so I thank Our Lady,
For giving me the things I need
The sun, and the rain, and the apple seed.
Our Lady is good to me.

Psalm 12: Sweet is the Fruit of Your Wisdom

My Lady, Sweet is the Fruit of Your Wisdom and profound is the Mystery contained therein. Astonished am I, to find the secrets of the vast cosmos  hidden within the tiniest seed of life. Overjoyed am I, to taste of its knowledge; the surety of its faith uplifts me. Raise me up when I am wallowing in despair. Strengthen me when doubt overwhelms. And, I will contemplate the Real of the Above hidden within the seed of the Below. Everything, in its Season, must be.

The Eternity Prayer:

Eternal is the Light of the Mother.

Eternal is the Love of the Daughter.

Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother.

Glorious is the Eternity of Dea.

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O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us. 

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The Traditional Janite ending:

Let us bless the High Queen of Heaven.

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power.

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

and then

Trace the Sign of the Fora:

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

Note:

Please note that the Lucienne Tradition uses the Ostara Cycle in the lighting of the Sunwheel while the Janite Tradition uses the Divine Life Cycle, but the basic meaning is the same.

On the Sunwheel and the Silver Tree

From https://deanic.com 2 articles 1 and 2

A recent comment from a Devotee:

Congratulations on the addition to your family! I hope mother & child are healthy and happy.

I can hardly contain myself for the posts on Advent & Nativity! It seems so wonderful and exciting to me this year. I’ve already begun putting up decorations, nearly a full week earlier than my family has done in years, and taking slightly larger steps to adding more pieces – such as Advent Candles – into the house this year.

I have seen it mentioned in several places today – the Sun Wheel and the Silver Tree. What are those? Or should I wait until your posts on them?

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Dear Rebekah, thank you so much! Grandchildren are truly a joy! I am now blessed with six grandchildren!!! Both mother and son are doing great, thank you. And thank you for your contagious enthusiasm about the upcoming Holy Season!

 

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Spiritually, we have one of the holiest months of the year ahead of us during which we celebrate the emanation of the Holy Daughter from the Celestial Mother.

Our scriptures use the traditional story of a Divine Birth on the Cosmic level in order to describe the eternal emanation of the Daughter from the Mother. This emanation is similar to the emanation of Sophia from the Barbelo, aka, Higher Sophia and this is also similar to Lower Shekinah emanating from Higher Shekinah.

The Holy Daughter emanates from the Celestial Mother in order to be here, with us. She is immanent, with us and She clothes, covers and protects our spirits with our souls. This is what makes our life here on Earth possible.

There can be no more intimate relationship with Deity than that of the Holy Daughter sharing Her very Soul with us. (This thealogy is taken from authentic teachings.)

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And so, this coming feast of Daughter’s Day, the day of Yule, is a source of great joy for Janite Deanists. The Holy Daughter is our North Star of Hope. She separates from the Divine Mother in order to be here, in union with us. It was not the Mother’s Will to allow us to dwell in complete exile and so, She sent Her Holy Daughter to us.

The Daughter is our bridge to the Divine Mother and at the end of our incarnations, we, our spirits and souls, will be assumed, along with the Holy Daughter, into full reunion/communion with Our Divine Mother God, where we will abide with Her in everlasting Bliss. This is what we are celebrating on Daughter’s Day, which some call the Nativity of the Holy Daughter.

During the month of Astrea, we also look forward to the feast of Madria Sofia, Jana of Wisdom, which takes place on 1 Astrea/Nov. 28. Next, on 7 Astrea/Dec. 4, we light our first candle of the Sunwheel, which is the Green candle of Wisdom. This Sacred Month culminates with the lovely celebration of the Star Maiden on 28 Astrea/Dec. 25th. This works well for those who practice a dual Path of both Deanism and Christianity.

(Please note: some of our devotees practice a dual Path. Some are Jews and Christians for whom the Deanic Faith is the “Mother God side of religion”. Others are Pagans or Druids who also incorporate the Deanic Faith, although our belief system is different than that of neo-Paganism. And, of course, for many devotees, the Deanic Faith is their sole religion similar to the Shakti Tradition of Hinduism.)

Now that I have laid the basic thealogical foundation of the upcoming feast days, I will be writing weekly updates on the lighting of the Sunwheel.  For now, I will offer a basic explanation of the Deanic Sunwheel and the Janite Tradition of the Silver Tree.

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The Sunwheel, a beautiful tradition which was incorporated into the Deanic Faith by ArchMatrona Georgia Cobb of the Lady of Light Chantry,  is very much like an Advent Wreath (which has pre-Christian origins), except we use different colored candles which represent our main Five Symbols.

An actual Advent Wreath may be used and the fifth candle placed in the center; you may purchase a five candle Advent wreath as shown above,  or you may simply buy five pillar-style candles and place them in a circle and decorate the circle as you please. In the footnote below is an amazing array of five candle advent wreaths that are available as well as examples of home-made wreaths.  (see footnote 1).

Beginning with the first Sunnadi (Sun day)/Sunday on 28 Samhain/Nov. 27th: the Green candle of Wisdom is lit. This is symbolic of Dea Madria or Mother God as the Apple of Wisdom.

The second Sunnadi on 7 Astrea/Dec. 4: we light the Yellow candle of Hope. This is symbolic of Dea Filia or Daughter God as the (North) Star of Hope.

Third Sunnadi on 14 Astrea/Dec. 11: the Violet candle of Faith is lit. This is symbolic of Dea Matrona or Great Mother God as the Fora of Faith.

Fourth Sunnadi on 21 Astrea/Dec.18: we light the Blue candle of Peace. This is symbolic of Dea Filia, Daughter God as the Dove of Peace.

On Yule Eve, Rosadi (Rose day)/Tuesday 23 Astrea/Dec. 20: we light the Red candle of Joy. This is symbolic of Dea Madria, Mother God, as the Rose of Joy.

These candles not only represent the Five Sacred Symbols, but also the Five Holy Mysteries of our Faith of which the Symbols are, well, symbolic!

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As the Apple of Wisdom, the Celestial Mother is the Ground and Matrix of All Being.

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As the Star of Hope, the Holy Daughter comes to us as our Soteria (Saviouress in that She is here with us, gives us our souls and guides us back to the Divine Mother).

61voi0w7upl-_uy535_ (Known as the Celtic North Star, this is what we call the Fora, the main symbol of our Faith. This pendant is available from Silver Insanity, Etsy and Amazon. Wheel of Being Celtic Knot Northstar and Genuine Amethyst Sterling Silver Pendant 18″ Necklace.)

As the Violet Fora of Faith, the Great Mother is the Primordial Source of the All.

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As the Blue Dove of Peace, the Holy Daughter renews all life.

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As the Red Rose of Joy, the Celestial Mother is our assumption into the inner Heavenly realm which we call the Real or the Pleroma (as opposed to the outer realm which our Tradition calls Avalon.) [Avala]

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Each week, I will be listing appropriate scriptures to be read after lighting the candle (s), along with a brief devotional prayer. Devotees may also pray in their own words.

Very similar to the use of the Christian Advent wreath, each candle is first lit on a Sunnadi/Sunday and then each night thereafter during dinner time. It is extinguished after dinner. For Janites, Yule Eve, according to certain pre-Christian European Traditions, is Mother’s Night.  Yule, according to the same Tradition, is Daughter’s Day and so you see that the Sunwheel culminates on the night before the Solstice, on Mother’s Night. In the Deanic Faith, the Celestial Mother is known as the Supernal Sun; the Holy Daughter is the Supernal Moon. In our Tradition, Supernal means both Heavenly and Primordial.

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The Silver Tree is in honor of our Creation Story, where it is said that the original Creation was silver. The Silver Tree is also in honor of the Janati as their color is said to have been silver before they emanated from Dea Madria, Mother God, into the Seven Living Streams of Virtue.

Silver is said to contain all the colors of the rainbow. And so, for Janites, Silver is considered to be a sacred color, containing within all the potentialities of not only the Janati, but of Creation, itself.

I use the above Silver Tree that may be obtained from Yankee candle. (2) I tend to keep mine on my altar all year long. Others keep it solely as an Astrean (during the month of Astrea) tradition.

Some devotees actually use a silver Nativity tree and decorate it all in silver moons, suns, stars and fairies. This is my goal, as well. Each year, I hope to obtain more of these decorations until my tree is filled with them. Moons for Daughter God, Suns for Mother God, Stars for Great Mother God and fairies because we honor them along with the Fairie Queen Aine.

Thank you for your comment and question, Rebekah! May Our Lady bless you!

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

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1) https://www.google.com/search?q=five+pillar+candle+advent+wreath

2) Madria Kathi mentioned that sadly, the Silver Tree mentioned in the previous article is no longer available from the Yankee Candle website, but is still available via Amazon in the U. S. If you live near a Yankee Candle store, they might still carry them. Thank you, Madria, for this information.

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Silver Fir Tree

Further thealogical thoughts from Sophia Ruth

The Silver Tree/Fir Tree is symbolic of the World Tree/Axis. It is situated at the central point of the universe whilst stretching out to the far corners. Just like Dea as the still point (transcendent Mother) and as the Sacred Essence in all creation (immanent Daughter).
The World Tree/Axis links Heaven, the manifest middle worlds / planes and the under world. It reflects the sacred role of our Holy Daughter.

It also reflects the sacred seasonal mysteries of the solstices / Gates of Heaven.

1. Feast of Divine Daughter, Stella Caeli – Star of Heaven, Yule, 24 Astrea / 21st December
The Daughter’s manifestation down into the dense planes of existence. To axial beings symbolised by the Star of hope.
The Northern Gateway. Lowest Gate of Heaven. Earth subtle element of Air.
Our Soteria (saviour) is immanent / with us which is joyous. The Quest is to realise that we in every life in the manifest planes have a portion of Holy Spirit (Mother) and Holy Soul (Daughter) which we as children of Dea (axial beings) have descended with to experience and learn all for our education. We must magnifying the Good Loving Light Divinity within, to ascend up back to our Celestial Mother.

2. Feast of Rose of Heaven, Rosa Caeli, 8th Rosa / 20th June
The Daughter’s return to the highest point on the world axis and the restoration of Her sovereignty over Creation, reunited with the Mother.
The Southern Gateway. Highest Gate of Heaven. Earth subtle element of Fire.
The Quest by which each person individually, and all humans collectively, strive to follow our Holy Soul Daughter. This Quest is conceived as being interior — a Quest to raise the soul from its sleep.
The Celestial Mother Mari as the Assumption of our souls in the manifest planes.

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(The Druids Cal.) “The use of fir trees, holly, ivy, and bay all go back to druidic practices”.
http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/jc/jcdec.pdf

Evergreen plants, symbolising the Eternal Divine Spirit of Holy Mother and Eternal Divine Soul of Holy Daughter in each child of Dea. We have existed eternally, before time and space, only our human body is mortal. [Sophia Ruth’s thought].

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https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/thealogy-of-lady-maia-and-the-festival-of-maias-day-15th-maia-1st-may/

https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/tree-of-life-cosmic-or-world-tree/

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Why Light the Candles on Sunnadi?

Rebekah asks:

Is there a particular reason behind lighting them on Sundays (sun days)/Sunnadis, and not on Mondays (moon days)/Lunadis leading up to the birth of the Daughter?

Dear Rebekah,

That is a good question, especially where Lunadi is the day of the Moon and the Holy Daughter is our Supernal Moon. So, in that way, the first lighting of the candles on Lunadi would make sense and I return to this idea at the end of this post.

As we know, in Christianity, each candle of the Advent Wreath is lit for the first time on a Sunday. Of course, Sunday is their holy day of the week and these candles are being lit in anticipation of the birth of the Divine Son.

For us, we weren’t sure, at first, which day would be our holy day of the week. Traditionally, Sat. has always been “Our Lady’s Day” in the Catholic Church and I liked that idea, but we seem to have gravitated towards Sunnadi/Sunday as being our Holy Day. This is the day when Janite priestesses tend to serve The Great Liturgy.

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Another reason why Sunnadi has become our holy day is because it is the day of Madria Theia. She is the Jana Who represents the Divine Mother, the Supernal Sun. Her Name means Brilliant Light and She is the Jana of Illumination, all having to do with the Sun. The Sun is Her Symbol and Sunnadi is the day of the Sun. Candles, of course, are of the Element of Fire and are symbolic of the Sun.

Janites do not call this season Advent, rather, it is the Astrean Season which culminates on the Feast of the Star Maiden which is 28 Astrea/Dec. 25.

Advent, in the Christian Church, was originally a time of penance in preparation for the birth of the Son. In the Catholic Church, this is no longer a time of fasting, but in Orthodox Christianity, it is still a time of a strict fast.

For Janites and for the Lucienne Tradition (Lady of Light Chantry), rather than being a somber time of penance, the entire Season is a time of Joy. Our Sunwheel is Joy. Madria Theia is also the Jana of Joy. For Janites, the last lighting of the Sunwheel ends on Yule Eve, Mother’s Night, which symbolically signals the end of the Mother time of the year and the beginning of the Daughter time of the year.

So, the basic theme of the Sunwheel revolves around the Sun, of which the Supernal Moon is a gentle reflection. And we light it on Sunnadis not only because of the reasons mentioned above, but also because Sunnadi is our holy day in honor of the Supernal Sun, Herself.

We light them in the same way as the Advent Wreath in that we light the Green Candle of Wisdom, first. We will continue to light that candle during dinner time or early evening every night for the following week. On the next Sunnadi, we light the Yellow Candle of Hope and so two candles will be lit. This continues until all four candles are lit each night until Mother’s Night.

I hope this makes sense to you and answers your question. But, truly, if you find lighting the first candle on Lunnadi in anticipation of the birth of the Holy Daughter to be more appropriate, I would certainly support that as a valid Tradition considering the fact that we are anticipating the Appearance of the Supernal Moon!!!!

Thank you!

May Our Lady bless you,

ArchMadria Pamela

 

 

 

The Sacred and Healing Qualities of Amber

From https://deanic.com

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Though amber is a resin and not a gemstone, it was sacred to Classical Pagan and Heathen priestesses of the Goddess and it is particularly sacred to the goddesses, Freya, Brighid and Danu. The goddess, Freya, was said to wear an amber necklace.

The Greeks believed that sunlight was actually trapped in amber and it was known as the Stone of the Mother Goddess. Amber is also known as the tears of the sun. (4)

For Janites, the fact that amber was believed to contain sunlight and was sacred to the Mother Goddess makes it a particularly sacred substance for us, as we honor Our Divine Mother God as the Supernal Sun.

shopping (These beautiful earrings, available from Eve’s Addiction, are particularly sacred for us. They combine the inner fire of amber and the Form of the Rose. In our Faith, Madria Dea, Mother God, is known as the Fiery Rose of Heaven. According to our scriptures, She is the Flame in the Rose-shaped temple of our hearts.)

Lately, I have found that, quite unconsciously, I have only been wearing my Baltic amber earrings, of which I have two pairs from Russia. One pair was given to me as a gift from my daughter, who lived in Moscow and the other came from a Russian friend. I didn’t really become conscious that I was only wearing the amber until my trip to visit my son and his family in Montana.

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When I was visiting my son and his family, I was surprised to see a beautiful amber necklace being worn by my fourteen month old grand-daughter, Ava Marie. Unknown to me, she has been wearing it daily since she was six months old.

I had heard of the idea of amber teething necklaces, but hadn’t put much stock in their effectiveness until my most wonderful daughter-in-law explained to me why it works. It has to do with the oil or acid which emanates from the amber. (This is why it’s best not to be worn in the bathtub or swimming.) My daughter-in-law puts the necklace on Ava in the morning and takes it off at night. The amber must be certified and it must touch the skin in order to be effective.

My grand-daughter used to have a terrible problem with teething and the drooling was so bad, she would soak through her clothes. Immediately after wearing the necklace, those symptoms ceased and never returned. (Not even with her one year molars!!!!)

Amber is also known for other healing qualities such as the strengthening  of the immune system and it is known to have strong protective qualities.

I sensed that the wearing of the necklace by my granddaughter has almost become a sacred practice for my son and his wife, even though they are not religious, as a family. They have already purchased a new one for their three week old son, Aaron Michael!

So, I determined that I would put a Baltic amber bracelet on my wish list! (Must have husband read this article.🙂

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(Below, I list an article on the many healing qualities of amber. Just scroll down to the section under Amber Uses and Purposes. (1))

When I got back from my trip to Montana, I was determined to find an amber necklace to wear as a priestess. I tend to wear a pendant of the Sacred Symbol of the Season and needed a North Star pendant for the Sacred Season of Winter. Imagine my surprise when I found this pendant which is known as the North Star or the Celtic North Star necklace and is made of certified Baltic Amber!!!!! (2) It’s also very close in shape to the Fora!!!

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(Of course, it is always important to bless sacred jewelry.)

If any of you are interested in amber jewelry or amber teething necklaces for your babies, grand-babies, relatives or friends or simply as a sacred and protective necklace for the children, Baltic Essentials would be a great place to start. I also found a lot on Etsy (very nice earrings) and do your own search on certified Baltic amber (jewelry) and you will find some beautiful pieces. (3)

After all of this, after amber suddenly became so sacred to me as a female and as a priestess of Dea, imagine my surprise that upon my return from my trip, I discovered that ArchMatrona Georgia Cobb of the Lucienne Tradition (Lady of Light Chantry) had just posted an article on amber!!!!! Scroll down to the article, Electryone and Amber. (4).

So, unknown to the both of us, the two bishops of the sister Janite and Lucienne Traditions both became aware of how healing, sacred and protective is Amber…..both at the exact same time. Do you think Dea is trying to tell us something? (smiles).

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Eternal is the Light of the Mother,

She Who is the Supernal Sun. Blessed is She.

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ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

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  1. https://www.etsy.com/listing/466637558/north-star-necklace-amber-star-pendant?ref=similar_listings_row
  2. https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/amber?crystal_type=81%20http://www.controverscial.com/The%20Magic%20of%20Rocks%20and%20Stones%20-%20Amber.htm
  3. http://www.balticessentials.com/
  4. https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com/blog/

 

Related Blog Posts:

https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/electryone-and-amber/

https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/the-llc-light-goddess-research/

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For the Sacred Summer Season I purchased:

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My items comes directly from excellent small manufactures.

Baltic Amber Rose Pendant with Silver 925

Weight 3g

Length 4cm

Max Width 1.4cm

There are silver 925 stamps on the clasp.

Similar for sale in Britain here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cognac-Baltic-Amber-925-Sterling-Silver-Rose-Pendant/311737579918

There are men’s cufflinks for sale:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-mid-century-chain-link-cufflinks-silver-octagonal-Baltic-Amber-Russian-/112199406659

 

 

The LLC Research on Divine Guardian Transport Animals & Moon Goddess

Reblogged from  https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com

[ With a combination of articles
Divine Guardian Transport Animals
https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/divine-guardian-transport-animals/
The LLC Moon Goddess Research
https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com/moon-goddess-research/
Compiled and edited by ArchMatrona Georgia ]

The LLC Research on Divine Guardian Transport Animals & Moon Goddess

Over the past week, I have done extensive research into the myths related to the Greek-Roman Titanides (after whom The Seven Divine Guardians of The Lady of Light Chantry are named).  I was particularly looking for clues regarding how these Goddesses were thought to (symbolically) travel (on the spiritual plane) from Heaven to Earth.  I also considered the transport animals of other Greek/Roman Goddesses of similar powers/virtues.  Finally, I compared these transport animals to some of those used by Anglo-Saxon Goddesses of similar powers/virtues.
See the following information below:
https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com/seven-divine-guardian-transport-animals/

The LLC Seven Divine Guardian Transport Animals

1st Kyria Thea (Eos-Aurora or Saule-Sol-Sunna, or Beiwi & Rozhanitza)-Lady Vision, VISION BRINGERS [2 flying sun horses or 2 flying sun reindeer],

2nd Kyria Phoebe (Selene-Luna, & Artemis-Diana)-Lady Clarity, ENCHANTMENT BRINGERS [2 flying moon horses, or 2 flying moon bulls-oxen, or 2 flying moon reindeer],

 

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3rd Kyria Nike (Victoria), Lady Victory, VICTORY HORSES [4 flying horses of the four directional winds],

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Pegasus

4th Kyria Metis (Minervas+Muses & Iris or Gna+Valkyries)-Lady Wisdom, MESSENGER HORSE [1 flying messenger horse-with or without wings],

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Griffin – Griffon, or Gryphon = Eagle & Lion

5th Kyria Themis (Nemisis)-Lady Justice, AVENGING GRIFFIN [1 flying winged griffin],

6th Kyria Tethys (Quan Yin)-Lady Grace, WATER DRAGON [1 water swimming/flying dragon],

7th Kyria Rhea (Cybele) Lady Patience, PEACEFUL LION [1 leaping lion]

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In researching the imagery for the Titanide/Divine Guardian, Kyria Phoebe/Lady Clarity, I sought to understand how the various Greek-Roman Moon goddesses (Selene-Luna, Artemis-Diana, Hecate-Hekate, Persephone-Proserpina, and a group of Moon Goddesses known as the Menae/Menai) were connected to Her and to each other and to the moon.

I thought it would help if I created a diagram listing the Maternal Genealogies of all the Greek-Roman Moon Goddesses.  I was amazed by what this diagram revealed.

There were three lineages: one from Kyria Thea (the Moon in Heaven), one from Kyria Phoebe (the Moon on Earth), and one from Kyria Rhea (the Moon in Hell aka the Underworld).  This is exactly how we understand the roles of the Divine Mother, the Divine Daughter and the Divine Dark Mother.

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https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com/moon-goddess-research/

The LLC Moon Goddess Research
Compiled and edited by ArchMatrona GeorgiaTitanide: Guardian of Sun…..Guardian of Moon …..Guardian of SaturnPower of Illumination…..Power of Enchantment…..Power of Peace~

Maternal Genealogies of the Greek (Grk) and Roman (Rmn) Goddesses of the Moon:Grk: Theia…..Grk: Phoebe I…..Grk: Rhea(Mother Thea)…..(Mother Phoebe I)…..(Mother Rhea)Rmn: Theia…..Rmn: Phoebe I…..Rmn: Ops

(Mother Thea)…..(Mother Phoebe I)…..(Mother Ops)

Goddess: The Moon …..Mother of Liminal Place …..Mother of Agriculture

[Note:
Oxford English Dictionary “liminal,” the adjectival form, which it lists as a rare usage: “Of or pertaining to the threshold or initial stage of a process.” Both liminal and liminality are derived from the Latin “limen,” which means “threshold”—that is, the bottom part of a doorway that must be crossed when entering a building.]

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Grk: Selene*….. Grk: Leto…..Grk: Demeter

(Daughter of Theia)…..(Daughter of Phoebe I)…..(Daughter of Rhea)

Rmn: Luna* …..Rm: Latona…..Rmn: Ceres

(Daughter of Theia)…..(Daughter of Phoebe I)…..(Daughter of Ops)

Goddess: 50 Months/Moons …..Light of Moon/Guard of Wild Animals …..Phases of Moon

Grk: 50 Menae …..Grk: Artemis** aka Phoebe II …..Grk: Persephone***

(Grand-daughters of Theia)…(Grand-daughter of Phoebe I)…(Grand-daughter of Rhea)

Rmn: 50 Menai …..Rmn: Diana** ….. Rmn: Proserpina/e***

(Grand-daughters of Theia)…(Grand-daughter of Phoebe I)…(Grand-daughter of Ops)

Asterisks: Triple Moon Goddess

*In Heaven (via Theia)…**On Earth (via Phoebe)…***in Hell/Underworld (via Rhea/Ops)

The LLC Correspondence:

Dea Madria= Kyria Thea…..Dea Matria=Kyria Phoebe…..Dea Matrona=Kyria Rhea

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For clarity, I also made up descriptive titles explaining just how each goddess is related to the moon.
I also made up titles describing the roles played by the second generation of Goddesses…which are in keeping with the Powers or Virtues of their Titanide Mothers.

SEE ALSO

Goddesses Mother of the Stars/Night

Grk: Asteria

(Daughter of Phoebe I)

Rmn: Nyx

(Daughter of Phoebe I)

Magic of Moon

Grk: Hecate-Trivia*/**/***

(Grand-daughter of Phoebe I)

Rmn: Hekate-Triforma*/**/***

(Grand-daughter of Phoebe I)

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MOON SYMBOLS

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Moon Phases on The World Anna K’s Tarot

Kyria Thea’s Lineage

Selen

Personal Symbols:

Transport = Raised cloak or swan feathers cloak

Light = torch, upward pointed/inward curved (horned) crescent moon crown

Animal Symbols:

Companion = rooster, dog

Transport 1 = silver chariot drawn by two winged horses (pegasi)

Transport 2 = chariot drawn by two bulls (with inward curved horns)

Left-Bull-Horn/Old-Moon “(” + Bull-Head/Full Moon “O” + Right-Bull-Horn/New Moon “)”

NOT outward curved crescents

New Moon “)” + Full Moon “O” + Old Moon “(“

Luna

Personal Symbols:

Plant = myrtle tree

Light = upward pointed/inward curved (horned) crescent moon crown

Animal Symbols:

Companion = owl, raven,

Transport 1 = silver chariot drawn by two winged-horses (pegasi)

Transport 2 = chariot drawn by two oxen (with inward curved horns)

SEE: inward curved crescents

Left-Ox-horn/Old-Moon(” + Ox-Head/Full MoonO” + Right-Ox-Horn/New Moon)

NOT: outward curved crescents

as in New Moon “)” + Full Moon “O” + Old Moon “(“

The Menae/Menai

50 Sisters = 50 Months/Moons = 4 Solar Years [12-Mns+13-Mns+12-Mns+13-Mns=50 Mns]

[The time between one Olympiad and the next]

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Kyria Phoebe’s Lineage

Artemis

Personal Symbols:

Plant= oak groves

Light = archers bow (and arrow), with inward curved bow end, moon,

Animal Symbols:

Companion = dogs/wolves, bears, stags, + other wild creatures

Transport = chariot drawn by two deer (with inward curving antlers),

SEE: inward curved crescents

Left-Stag-Antler/Old-Moon(” + Deer-Head/Full MoonO” + Right Deer-Antler/New Moon)

NOT: outward curved crescents

as in New Moon “)” + Full Moon “O” + Old Moon “(“

Diana

Personal Symbols:

Plants = oak groves

Light = archers bow (with inward curved bow ends) and arrows in quiver, moon

Animal Symbols:

Companion = dogs/wolves, bears, stags + other wild creatures

Transport = chariot drawn by two deer (with inward curving antlers)

SEE: inward curved crescents

Left-Deer-Antler/Old-Moon(” + Deer-Head/Full MoonO” + Right Deer-Antler/New Moon)

NOT: outward curved crescents

as in New Moon “)” + Full Moon “O” + Old Moon “(“

Hecakte/Hekate-Trivia/Triforma

Personal Symbols:

Plants = oak, yew, pomegranate, belladona, dittany, mandrake

Places = liminal (borders, city walls, doorways, crossings),

Objects = whip, dagger, keys

Light = torches, moon

Animal Symbols:

Companion = frog, cow, boar, serpent, horse, dogs

Transport = runs with dogs, rides a horse

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Kyria Rhea’s LineagePersephone-Proserpina/ePersonal Symbols;

Plants = wreath of flowers, pomegranate

Light = torches, moon

Animal Symbols:

Companion = bat

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Kind regards,

ArchMatrona Georgia

All images found by ArchMatrona Georgia on the internet.

ArchMatrona Georgia’s Deanic Matronite & Norse Heathen Correspondences

Dear Folks,
I wished to share my own admiration for all ArchMatrona Georgia’s hours of research resulting in Deanic Matronite & Norse Heathen Correspondences.
Sophia Ruth

Note: All illustrations are of ArchMatrona Georgia’s choosing apart from London Sunset.

The Elegant Lady Feminine Seminary (The E L F S)
(ArchMatrona Georgia – Celtic/Norse Deanic Faith)
Ladies ONLY – Respect her soul path, no discussion.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/the_elfs/info

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I have been trying to find the connections between the Deanic and Norse cosmologies for a long time. It was only in the process of setting up a chart based on the Deanic pattern, and then filling in the Norse correspondences, that the connections between them beame readily apparent, and made sense. My next project is to do something similar for the Deanic and Celtic cosmologies.

Regards,
ArchMatrona Georgia

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/the_elfs/conversations/topics/6237

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Deanic Matronite & Norse Heathen Correspondences

Frigga (Beloved) by Amanda Lindupp 2013

Frigga by Amanda Lindupp 2013

Dea Madria “Divine Mother-hood”, Sun-noon, Above the Sky
Frigga “Beloved”

Ostara

Ostara

Dea Matria “Divine Mother-land”, Sun-rise, Across the Land
Ostara “East (Dawn)”

Berchta in the snow

Berchta in the snow
Dea Matrona “Divine Mother-grand”, Sun-set”, Beneath the Sea
Berchta “Brilliant”

Sunset over London from Greenwich Park by MikeMey67

Sunset over London from Greenwich Park by MikeMey67

Deanic Guardians
Frigga’s Handmaidens
[Norse Goddesses]

SUN

Divine Lady Vision - Centre - Quintessence - Dreamharp by Marja Lee Kruÿt

Divine Lady Vision – Centre – Quintessence – Dreamharp by Marja Lee Kruÿt
Divine Lady Vision, Lamp of Illumination, Generosity and Benevolence
Fulla “Abundant, Bountiful”

[Frau (Sol) Sunna “Mother Sun”, Alfrödull “Elf-Splendor”]
[Neue Sunna-Tochter “New Sun-Daughter”]
[Female Alfar “Elves”, Ljósálfar “Light Elves”,”fairer than the sun to look at”]

MOON

Divine Lady Clarity - Centre - Quintessence - Midnight Harp by Esmira

Divine Lady Clarity – Centre – Quintessence – Midnight Harp by Esmira
Divine Lady Clarity, Brightness of Reflection, Reason and Understanding
Saga “Saying”, “Storyteller”

[Nott “Night”] referred as “night” by mankind, “darkness” by the gods, “the masker” by the mighty Powers, “unlight” by the jötunn, “joy-of-sleep” by the elves, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elf) while dwarves call her “dream-Njörun” (meaning “dream-goddess”), (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Njörun)…[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nótt

MARS

Divine Lady Valor - South - Summer - Brunhilde

Divine Lady Valor – South – Summer – Brunhilde
Divine Lady Valor, Flame of Courage, Bravery, and Strength
Gefjon “Giver”
Hlin “Refuge”

[ Valborg/Walpurgis “Ruler of the Fortress”
Valkyrie/Walkure “Chooser of the Slain” ]

MERCURY

Divine Lady Wisdom - Centre - North - Winter - Asterix

Divine Lady Wisdom – Centre – North – Winter – Asterix
Divine Lady Wisdom: Messenger of Intelligence, Intuition, and Creativity
Gna “Soaring”
Vor “Seer”, “Careful”,”Aware”

[Urd “What Once Was”, Verdandi “What Is Coming into Being”, Skuld “What Shall Be”]

JUPITER

Divine Lady Justice - West - Autumn

Divine Lady Justice – West – Autumn
Divine Lady Justice, Foundation of Law, Order, and Harmony
Syn “Boundaries”
Var “Oathkeeper”

[Idun “Rejuvinating”, Keeper of the Golden Apples, Granter of Eternal Youth]

VENUS

divine mother sovereign grace of beauty and harmony

Divine Mother sovereign grace of beauty and harmony
Divine Lady Grace, Fountain of Compassion, Love, and Mercy
Eir “Healer”
Sjon “Affection”

[Frau Holda (Holle) “Mother Gracious”]

SATURN

Divine Lady Patience - Centre - Quintessence - Minerva's Melody by Josephine Wall

Divine Lady Patience – Centre – Quintessence – Minerva’s Melody by Josephine Wall
Divine Lady Patience (Saturn): Reservoir of Steadfastness, Discipline, and Self-restraint
Lofn “Permission”
Snotra “Courtesy”

[The One World (Cosmic) Tree: Yggdrasil “Ash (Yew)” + “Tree (Pillar or Support)”
The Three World (Cosmic) Wells: Urðarbrunnr “Fate’s Well”, Hevergelmir, “Bubbling Spring (Cauldron)” & Mimsbrunnr “Memory’s (Wisdom’s) Well”]